2016 Handbell Notation Conference

Join us following National Seminar 2016 in Rochester, New York to assist in updating the Handbell Musicians of America Handbell Notation Guide, July 17, 2016. All Handbell Musicians of America members are invited to attend or submit a proposed change/update for consideration.

To submit a change/update proposal for consideration, please provide a succinct, written document describing your proposal to John Behnke via email at jbehnke@handbellmusicians.org.

All proposals must be to John Behnke by June 1, 2016. Notation changes will be adopted by consensus of those who attend the conference. You do not need to attend the conference to submit a proposal, but your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

We hope you will participate in updating this important guide for all handbell ringers, directors, composers, and publishers. Only through active input by all interested parties can we achieve a truly comprehensive Handbell Notation Guide.

Conference Schedule

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM General Handbell/Handchime Notation
    (Parts A and B) – Lunch provided
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner on your own
  • 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Solo/Ensemble Notation (Part C)

Fees & Lodging

The fee to attend the Notation Conference is $75.00 and includes lunch during the meeting. Lodging information is available at Seminar.Handbellmusicians.org. Please check the website for updated information on rates and reservation process.